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Review: could Alcohol cause Respiratory failure (Respiratory acidosis)?

Summary: Respiratory failure is found among people who take Alcohol, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Citalopram hydrobromide, and have Depression.

We study 5,672 people who have side effects while taking Alcohol from FDA and social media. Among them, 53 have Respiratory failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Respiratory failure and more.

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Alcohol has active ingredients of alcohol. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 5,732 Alcohol users)

Respiratory failure

Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple myeloma, depression. (latest reports from 33,186 Respiratory failure patients)

On Apr, 8, 2015: 5,671 people reported to have side effects when taking Alcohol. Among them, 53 people (0.93%) have Respiratory Failure.

Trend of Respiratory failure in Alcohol reports

Time on Alcohol when people have Respiratory failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Respiratory failure100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Respiratory failure when taking Alcohol * :

Respiratory failure44.44%55.56%

Age of people who have Respiratory failure when taking Alcohol * :

Respiratory failure0.00%0.00%2.13%10.64%36.17%23.40%4.26%23.40%

Severity of Respiratory failure when taking Alcohol ** :


How people recovered from Respiratory failure ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (6 people, 11.32%)
  2. Insomnia (4 people, 7.55%)
  3. Hypertension (4 people, 7.55%)
  4. Acute myeloid leukaemia (3 people, 5.66%)
  5. Intentional overdose (3 people, 5.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Citalopram hydrobromide (8 people, 15.09%)
  2. Lamictal (6 people, 11.32%)
  3. Zoloft (6 people, 11.32%)
  4. Vasotec (6 people, 11.32%)
  5. Lorazepam (5 people, 9.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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